May 23, 2009

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I remember the night I first saw "Sicko," and I said to my friend, "This movie is going to change the whole health care debate." He was skeptical: "You really think so?" I said yes, that what really struck me was that we're the only Westernized country with for-profit health care, and it never even occurred to me that it wasn't like that everywhere. Once people realized that, I said, there were going to be changes.

Now change isn't far off. And I can't wait to see what Michael Moore does with these Wall Street bozos:

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Firebrand filmmaker Michael Moore, who targeted the Bush administration in "Fahrenheit 9/11" and the healthcare industry in "Sicko," is now focusing on the global economic meltdown.

The Oscar-winning director will release his as-yet-untitled documentary across North America on October 2, co-financiers Overture Films and Paramount Vantage said on Thursday.

"The wealthy, at some point, decided they didn't have enough wealth," the statement quoted Moore as saying.

"They wanted more -- a lot more. So they systematically set about to fleece the American people out of their hard-earned money. Now, why would they do this? That is what I seek to discover in this movie."

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